Garlic Coconut Flour Bagels – Gluten Free
It’s been over a week since I’ve posted on the blog. The main reason is that I just haven’t been eating much food while working towards a weight loss goal. I am happy to say that I exceeded my goal. I managed to lose an average of two pounds a week by making a drastic cut in calories and exercising thirty minutes a day. Now that I am down to where I want to be, I’m slowing adding more calories to enter into maintenance. I could stand to lose a couple more pounds, but anything more than that could be too much too fast.
I have had a serious craving for bread lately. There’s a guy at work who is always toasting a bagel in the toaster by my desk each morning. While I was downing my morning low carb protein bar or shake, all I could think of was sinking my teeth into a warm buttered garlic bagel. Now that I’m back to eating more, I thought I’d try a simple coconut bread recipe in a donut pan in order to make “mock” bagels. I was really surprised at how well these came out since it was a cinch to throw these together on the spur of moment. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I particularly like them toasted. The butter in the batter gives them a nice buttery taste so you won’t have to add any additional butter or cream cheese.
⅓ cups butter, melted
½ cup sifted coconut flour
2 teaspoons guar or xanthan gum, optional
1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
Blend together eggs, butter, salt, and garlic powder. Combine coconut flour with baking powder and guar or xanthan gum (if using). Whisk coconut flour mixture into batter until there are no lumps. Spoon into a greased donut pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Makes 6 bagels
Net carbs per bagel: 5 g
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